Fit For Work is the Solution to Texas’ Rising Workers Compensation Claims

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Comprehensive, onsite prevention and early intervention programs are proven to help companies increase productivity and cut costs or total impact of work and non-work related musculoskeletal disorders.

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Fit For Work has provided onsite occupational health services to Frito Lay for over 14 years. During that time they have more than exceeded our expectations for injury reduction and cost containment for ergonomic related injuries and illnesses.

On December 20, 2011 a new study released by the Workers Compensation Research Institute reports that the average cost of a workers compensation claim in Texas grew 5% in 2009. The study suggests that a major reason for rising costs is an increase in the amount of time that workers spend away from work on temporary disability leave.

Fit For Work, a San Antonio-based Occupational Health and Industrial Medicine firm, provides companies with a solution to the rising costs of workers compensation claims.    They use comprehensive, onsite prevention and early intervention programs to intervene before the need to file a workers’ compensation claim occurs. These steps will ultimately increase productivity and lower costs for companies over a wide spectrum of key indicators, such as lost time, restricted duty, overall costs, and OSHA incident rates.

“Fit For Work has been working with both large and small companies for over a decade, and has been able to lower workers’ compensation costs for every single client by more than 50%,” states Tom Tobin, MBA, OTR, CEO of Fit For Work. “We are an antidote to many of the healthcare cost issues arising in industrial and manufacturing settings.”

A combination of Fit For Work occupational and physical therapists, athletic trainers, exercise physiologists, and board-certified professional ergonomists provide early intervention programs to help prevent and reduce the incidences and severity of musculoskeletal disorders and repetitive stress injuries, recognize signs and symptoms before injury occurs, and prevent and reduce the frequency of these injuries. Onsite programs provided by Fit For Work accomplish this through the utilization of cost-effective engineering, administrative, and/or behavioral controls. Following the manufacturing mindset of preventive “equipment” maintenance, early intervention affords employees the opportunity to address musculoskeletal issues when they begin and not as their “equipment” fails.

"Fit For Work has provided onsite occupational health services to Frito Lay for over 14 years. During that time they have more than exceeded our expectations for injury reduction and cost containment for ergonomic related injuries and illnesses,” states Joe Kutach, Safety and Security Manager at Frito Lay.

For more information about Fit For Work’s services, please visit WellWorkForce.com.

About Fit For Work:
Fit For Work is a privately held Occupational and Industrial Health practice developed around a model of prevention and early intervention. Founded in 1998, Fit for Work continuously seeks to provide large and small employers alike with a non-traditional service model. This model combines a progressive approach to injury prevention and treatment based on an underlying and proven principle that putting the right worker in the right job in as safe a manner as possible results in decreased costs, decreased injuries, increased profitability and increased productivity. The practical results include significant reductions in recordable incidents, lost time injuries and workman’s compensation claims, and the potential for subsequent reductions in insurance premiums. For more information, please visit wellworkforce.com.

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